A few weeks ago Chile's top scorer Humberto Suazo, nursing a torn hamstring, was looking iffy for the World Cup in South Africa. But he responded quite well to treatment, "including oxygen therapy sessions in a hyperbaric chamber designed to speed up recovery."
Suazo is playing if not scoring as Chile, fast becoming the international fan favorite, faces Spain this Friday.
In other HBOT sports news, Philadelphia Flyers right wing Ian "Lappy" Laperriere almost got knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs after receiving a hard blow to the face and a mild concussion. For speedier recovery he turned to HBOT at Hyperbaric Therapy USA, Newtown Square PA. Here's the local TV interview, in the chamber:
Philly ended up losing the Cup to the Chicago Blackhawks, but Lappy skated his heart out right to the end, earning the title Toughest Player in the NHL for the 2009-2010 season.